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Department of Food Science

Prof EM Buys


BSc Microbiology & Genetics (Stellenbosch), BSc (Hons) Microbiology (Potch),  MSc Microbiology (Pret), PhD Microbiology (Wits)
Position: Head of Department, Associate Professor 
Field of expertise: Food microbiology and safety

Tel no: + 27 12 420-3209
Fax no: + 27 12 420-2839

C2-rated scientist with the National Research Foundation 

In my research area we are focusing on the effect that food processing has on the adaptation of pathogenic and spoilage bacteria. As well as the changes expressed on a molecular level, while also assessing the effect of the greater bacterial ecology in the food matrix.